Back at home this weekend for the visit of Harrogate Town for another League Two glamour tie.
The Sulphurites are managed by Simon Weaver who just so happens to be the son of Chairman Irving Weaver (I can’t imagine that going down well here in past years ), but together they’ve helped get the team into the Football League and stay there for the second season in a row.
Coming into the fixture, Town are 7th in League Two and going well, still surprising many who have them to struggle this season. That said, their recent league form hasn’t been great, and their last six fixtures have thrown up the following results:
16th Oct - Colchester United (A) - Lost 1-0
19th Oct - Tranmere Rovers (H) - Drew 2-2
23rd Oct - Hartlepool United (A) - Lost 3-2
30th Oct - Bristol Rovers (H) - Lost 1-0
6th Nov - Wrexham (H) (FAC1) - Won 2-1
9th Nov - Sheffield Wednesday (A) (PJT) - Lost 4-0
Onto The Saddlers and we head into the game on the back of a good recent run of form in the league, although we suffered a minor setback with a loss against Forest Green in the Pizza Pot this past midweek.
That result aside, Matt Taylor seems to have started turning the ship around to face the right way and I would expect to see a settled starting XI, most of whom have started our recent league games. I would expect to see Brendan Kiernan start against his former employers too, hopefully to show them what they’re missing.
Missing for Walsall this time out are Joss Labadie (suspension), and Conor Wilkinson, Liam Kinsella, and Rory Holden (all injury related). Not a bad four players to come back into the team is it?
Harrogate will provide us with a tough test, but I think we have enough about us to win the game. What are your thoughts? Who do you expect to start?
- Walsall Win
- Harrogate Town Win